Several businesses hoping to move into Cortez or expand their operations will bring their plans before the city council at its 7:30 p.m. meeting on Tuesday.
The agenda includes a public hearing for a possible liquor license for the new Mi Mexico Restaurant, which is moving into the old Beny’s Diner location on 550 S. Broadway.
The council will consider approving the sale of real estate to Montezuma Partners LLC for commercial purposes and a site development plan for an expansion to the Herbal Alternative dispensary.
The plan to add another grow operation to Herbal Alternative was recommended for approval by the Cortez planning and zoning commission at its May 2 meeting, but must receive final approval from the council before the property owners can move forward.
The council also will consider approving a first reading of an ordinance that would sell the old City Hall on 210 E. Main St. to the Piñon Project.
If the ordinance is approved, the council will schedule a public hearing to discuss the sale agreement, in which the Piñon Project would buy the building for $300,000 with a $60,000 down payment.
The council meeting will start with a workshop at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, where council members will discuss a possible inventory of historical buildings in downtown Cortez, building safety month and a possible lease of 1,000 acre-feet of water to the Dolores Water Conservancy, an item that will also be on the main meeting agenda.
Other agenda itemsA public comment section.A vote on a resolution to approve an amended plat of a section of the Cortez Industrial Park.A discussion on a draft letter of support for a possible low-income housing development in Cortez.A discussion on whether to approve an extended contract for ME&E Engineering to complete a second phase of the rec center heating, vents and air conditioning design project.A discussion on whether to approve the purchase of 144 membrane filter cartridges for the Cortez water treatment facility, in the amount of $104,536.A discussion on whether to approve a one-year water lease agreement to the Dolores Water Conservancy.A discussion on whether to approve the annual self-insured health fund administration contract for city employees.A discussion on whether to set a public hearing for an agreement with the Cortez Fire Protection District to waive a $14,442 fee for inspections on the new fire station, in exchange for a piece of property at 928 S. Broadway.A discussion on a memorandum of understanding between the Colorado Center for Community Development, the city of Cortez and the Piñon Project, related to the latter’s purchase of city property.